Marvin Bentley Lipofsky
(1938 - 2016)
Marvin Bentley Lipofsky was active/lived in California, Illinois / Czech Republic. Marvin Lipofsky is known for studio blown glass, biomorphic shapes, teaching.
Biography Marvin Bentley Lipofsky
The following obituary is from The New York Times.
Marvin Lipofsky, Ceramist Who Elevated Blown Glass to Fine Art, Dies at 77
By William Grimes, January 27, 2016
Marvin Lipofsky, a founder of the studio-glass movement, which took blown glass from the realm of interior decoration and functionality and showed its potential as a fine-arts medium, died on Jan. 15 in Oakland, Calif. He was 77.
The cause was complication of diabetes, his studio assistant, Jeanette Bokhour, said.
At the University of Wisconsin in the early 1960s, Mr. Lipofsky was a student of Harvey K. Littleton, a ceramist who created the first glassblowing classes in the United States. “He asked me if I was interested in glass, and I said, w
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